This programme will provide a solid grounding in the key intellectual debates within scholarship on a range of period and context specialisms and develop the skills required for writing a research thesis. Studying English Literature at postgraduate level opens up a whole host of vibrant and intellectually stimulating avenues to explore.
At this level, English literary texts from the medieval period to present day are studied in and alongside their many different contexts - historical, social, political or material - and approached from a multitude of theoretical and methodological perspectives, enabling you to develop new and highly skilled ways of reading and interpreting. Our innovative programme draws on the wide research expertise in order to develop your critical and analytical skills in the field of literary and cultural studies. The programme allows you to take a general route, choosing core and optional from a variety of literary periods, or take one of a number of pathways, each focusing on a different period of literary genre.